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What’s the actual risk of telling a little white lie on your résumé?

What’s the actual risk of telling a little white lie on your résumé?

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The majority of job seekers twist the truth on their résumés

A 2020 Resume Lab study found that 56% of job seekers twist some details on their résumés. 36% of those surveyed said they lied outright, while others said they stretched the truth.

Hiring managers and job seekers should know what constitutes a lie, why people fudge the truth and the conseq...

The most common lies are in work experience, for example, taking full credit for a project or overstating sales figures. Others claim skills they don't possess, such as language proficiency, or misrepresent job responsibilities.

Another form is using white font keywords in the blank areas o...

Why people lie on their résumés

  • The market has become more competitive. Applicants that have been unemployed for an extended period may think they don’t have a chance.
  • The ATS looks for specific words from each job seeker, and if applicants don’t have those words in their job histo...

According to the ResumeLab study, only 21% of people who lied on a résumé actually lose out on a job. But if a candidate is caught, the ATS identifies that person as a "do not hire".

How cheating can be discovered:

  • Recruiters can read the “hidden” white fonts on ...

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